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Prime Minister: we have a commitment to guard the EU’s eastern border and we will live up to that commitment

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2021 10 20

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In Vilnius, Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė has met with President of Poland Andrzej Duda.

The Prime Minister has expressed her delight at the fact that the meeting has been taking place to commemorate the 230th anniversary of the Mutual Pledge of the Two Nations, and that Poland and Lithuania are more and more often celebrating the mutually important dates together.

‘Today, active cooperation is taking place not only between our Governments, but also between the people. Poland is our strategic partner, making a significant contribution to strengthening the economic and energy security in our region,’ noted the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister has thanked the President of Poland for the assistance in combating the ongoing hybrid attack at the borders and for the excellent cooperation between the border and other services in addressing the challenges at the European Union’s external border.

‘We have a commitment to protect the EU’s eastern border and we will live up to that commitment,’ emphasised Šimonytė.

The Prime Minister of Lithuania and the President of Poland have discussed the importance of cooperation between the two countries in the field of defence and security and within the EU.

The meeting has focused on the implementation of the strategic infrastructure projects (synchronisation of electricity networks, gas connections, Rail Baltica, Via Baltica, and Via Carpathia).

President of Poland Andrzej Duda is visiting Vilnius to mark the 230th anniversary of the Polish-Lithuanian Constitution of 3 May 1791 and the Mutual Pledge of the Two Nations.